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Zomatril 30 MG Powder

Manufacturer: Fdc Ltd
Medicine composition: Racecadotril
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Diarrhea generally occurs because of gastroenteritis. Zomatril 30 MG Powder is prescribed by doctors for treatment of acute diarrhea in children. Zomatril 30 MG Powder is considered as a prodrug, and as it enters the system following which the body breaks it down into thiorphan. Thiorphan is an active ingredient that effectively lowers the watery secretions that the intestines produce. Thus, fluid loss as well as the symptoms of diarrhea are reduced.

Generally doctors do not prescribe diarrhea medicines to children below the age of 12, but Zomatril 30 MG Powder can be given to infants above 3 months of age. In case of acute diarrhea that has lasted for many days your child may be prescribed Zomatril 30 MG Powder.

Some medicines may not suit patients who suffer from certain type of health problems. Thus before your child is prescribed Zomatril 30 MG Powder be sure to gives his doctor details about his medical history. The drug may not be suitable if-

  • The child is suffering from high fever along with appearance of blood in the stool.
  • The child has any kidney or liver issues.
  • The child is under an antibiotic

The drug should be taken as prescribed. It is generally prescribed for about 7 days or even less and should be consumed between regular intervals. Zomatril 30 MG Powder is available in granulated form and is mixed with water or food, that is, bottle feed. The drug should be mixed well and given to the child straightaway. The drug should be continued until the condition improves significantly.

2 dosages of Zomatril 30 MG Powder are usually prescribed. 10 mg of Zomatril 30 MG Powder is prescribed to infants weighing around 12kg, while children above 12kg are prescribed 30mg of Zomatril 30 MG Powder.

Along with Zomatril 30 MG Powder an oral rehydration solution (ORS) is also prescribed for the child. This helps the child regain body strength and fluids that have been lost as a result of the diarrhea.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

  • Diarrhoea

    Zomatril 30 MG Powder is used in the treatment of acute diarrhea in pediatric patients.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Zomatril 30 MG Powder.
  • Tonsilitis

  • Skin Rash

  • Swelling Of Face And Lips

  • Headache

  • Difficulty To Breath

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zomatril 30 MG Powder , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Zomatril 30 MG Powder, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Zomatril 30 MG Powder belongs to antidiarrheals. It works by inhibiting enkephalinase the enzyme which degrades enkephalins. Thus increasing the level of enkephalins and reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes. Thus it shows antidiarrheal action without affecting the duration of intestinal transit.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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